Reference materials and useful links

 

 

1. ‘Looked after children and registration’:

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/local-authorities-fail-act-childrens-citizenship/

2. ‘Good character’ requirement on children’s registration as British citizens’:

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/british-citizenship-for-young-migrants-and-bad- character-provisions/

3.  ‘Children are being priced out of their rights’:

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/children-priced-rights/

4. ‘British born children entitled to British citizenship caught in an evidence trap’:

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/british-born-children-entitled-citizenship-caught-evidence-trap/

5.  ‘Being British Citizen is one thing but proving it is another’ (Citizenship of Children  born to EEA nationals):

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/british-one-thing-proving-another/

6. Comprehensive Briefing on Children’s British registration fee for lawyers, academics etc

https://prcbc.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/fees_briefing_revised_june_2018.pdf

7. Briefing for Parliamentarians on Children’s British registration fees:

MPs Briefing on Fees 6 April 2017

8.  Briefing for Peers on Children’s British registration fees:

Briefing for Peers_JUNE 2018 FINAL

9. Submissions to Human Rights Select Committee on UK’s records on children’s citizenship right:                                                                          http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/human-rights-committee/childrens-rights/written/40459.pdf

10.  Article for social workers published by No Recourse to Public Funds (NRFPN), May 2017:

http://www.nrpfnetwork.org.uk/News/Pages/british-citizenship-children.aspx

11. Children’s Human Rights Network of Amnesty-UK  blog and petition on children’s registration fee:

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/childrens-human-rights-network-blog/uk-price-citizenship

12.  Article in the Vice: ‘The British-Born Kids Who Can’t Afford to Be British’

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/534zx8/the-british-born-kids-who-cant-afford-to-be-british

13.      AI-UK press release on Chris Riddell (children’s Laureate) children’s  registration fee.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/childrens-laureate-urges-next-uk-government-address-three-inequalities-harming

https://www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2017/jun/04/dear-next-pm-heres-how-to-make-kids-lives-better

14.  Stateless children born in the UK and citizenship rights, LegalVoice:

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/no-state-to-be-in/

15.  “Stateless children born in the UK with an entitlement to registration”, ENS, 14 June 2017:

https://www.statelessness.eu/blog/barriers-citizenship-facing-stateless-children-born-uk

16. Barriers to citizenship facing stateless children born in the UK, ENS, 17 May 2018:

https://www.statelessness.eu/blog/windrush-scandal-exposes-what-may-lie-ahead-children-born-uk-growing-without-citizenship

17.   Note for ILPA (members only) on a high court judgment of MK v SSHD (evidence and meaning of stateless in relation to entitlement application of stateless children born in the UK):

http://www.ilpa.org.uk/login.phpredirect=%2Fresource%2F33359%2Fcasenote-on-r-on-the-application-of-mk-a-child-by-her-litigation-friend-cae-v-secretary-of-state-for%3Faction%3Dresource%26id%3D33359%26action%3Dresource%26id%3D33359&status=-4

18. Note for Lexis Nexis (subscribers only) on high court judgment of MK v SSHD:

https://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/lexispsl/immigration/document/412012/5NWJ-78G1-DYW7-W1T7-00000-00/Statelessness_and_the_registration_of_British_citizenship__R__on_the_application_of_MK__v_SSHD_

19.  Church of England motion on British citizenship fees

https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2017/07/synod-debates-cost-of-applying-for-citizenship.aspx

20.   Training slides on British citizenship for young persons:

http://www.childrenbritishcitizenship.co.uk/

21. Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) Report: A short inspection of the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement in the case of young persons who apply for registration as British citizens:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inspection-report-of-the-home-offices-application-of-the-good-character-requirement-july-2017

22.  The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report: ‘A Short Inspection of the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement in the case of young persons who apply for registration as British citizens’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-response-to-the-report-a-short-inspection-of-the-home-offices-application-of-the-good-character-requirement-in-the-case-of-young-persons

PRCBC’s letter to Immigration Minister:

Children_Good-Character_ICIBI (1)

Minister’s reply to PRCBC:

Response_ICIBI_ good character and children

23. PRCBC’s written evidence to the Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement:

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/citizenship-and-civic-engagement-committee/citizenship-and-civic-engagement/written/69670.html

24. How the government profiteers from children needing to register as British citizens

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/yes-minister-it-human-rights-issue/uk-government-profits-children-citizenship

25. PRCBC Leaflet for Parents, Carers and Children:

 

26.  Historical injustice for persons born out of wedlock and their right to British Citizenship still lingers on

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/historical-injustice-persons-born-wedlock-right-british-citizenship-still-lingers/

 Nationality law: righting the wrongs of history, Alison Harvey, N.o5 Chambers: 

http://www.no5.com/news-and-publications/publications/399-nationality-law-righting-the-wrongs-of-history-article/

27. BBC News: Home Office Citizenship fees ‘scandalous’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42771667

28. Quartz: Thousands of qualified people can’t get UK citizenship—because they can’t afford it

https://qz.com/1235688/thousands-of-qualified-people-cant-get-uk-citizenship-because-they-cant-afford-it/

29. ICIBI: Literature review on how the Home Office ensures it acts in the best interests of the child when conducting its immigration, asylum and nationality functions, specifically how it determines, reviews and secures the child’s best interests (see chapter 6 for children and citizenship)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/695293/Literature_review_UASC_-_FINAL__Dec_2017_.pdf

30. House of Lords motion of regret on Immigration and Nationality Regulations 2018 in connection with fee of children’s British Citizenship registration, 18/4/2018

See now item 39 (below).

31. House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Engagement report today: “The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century” (see chapter 9 of report on fees, good character requirement recommendation)

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldcitizen/118/11812.htm#_idTextAnchor251

32. The fee for children to register as British is the next Windrush scandal, Freemovement:  19/4/2018

https://www.freemovement.org.uk/fee-registration-child-british-citizenship-windrush-scandal/

33. The Times: Government accused of overcharging for citizenship, 19/4/2018

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/government-accused-of-overcharging-for-citizenship-9x2dl7wkq?CMP=Sprkr-_-Editorial-_-thetimes-_-Unspecified-_-TWITTERhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/government-accused-of-overcharging-for-citizenship-9x2dl7wkq?CMP=Sprkr-_-Editorial-_-thetimes-_-Unspecified-_-TWITTER

34. Written evidence to the Human Rights Select Committee on proposal for a remedial order:  http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/human-rights-committee/proposal-for-a-draft-british-nationality-act-1981-remedial-order-2018/written/81529.html

35. The Guardian: The Home Office’s dirty secret: a whole new generation of Windrushers

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/02/home-office-new-generation-windrushers

36. Promiscuous? Divorced, Eccentric-looking? You many be denied a passport, The Economist

https://www.economist.com/britain/2018/05/05/promiscuous-divorced-eccentric-looking-you-may-be-denied-a-passport

37. Britain creates a more hostile environment, The Economist: 

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/05/14/britain-creates-a-more-hostile-environment-for-immigrants

38. Ruth Lister on the scandalously high citizenship fees affecting descendants of the Windrush generation:

http://www.labourlords.org.uk/continuation_of_hostilities

39. House of Lords Motion of regret on children’s citizenship fees debate, 12 June 2018:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2018-06-12/debates/5DE6605F-5F9C-4D5E-909A-55CD245CC5F3/ImmigrationAndNationality(Fees)Regulations2018

40. Refusal of new passports for children raises DNA testing fears: 

https://www.ft.com/content/c98dbf6c-8503-11e8-96dd-fa565ec55929

41. Slash ‘obscene’ Home Office fees says MPs and campaigners, the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/24/reduce-home-office-fees-say-mps-campaigners

42. Young people struggle to get UK citizenship due to £,1012 cost, Skynews.com:

https://news.sky.com/story/young-people-struggle-to-get-uk-citizenship-due-to-1012-cost-11467396

43. Home Office faces legal challenge over UK children citizenship fee, the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/03/home-office-legal-challenge-child-citizenship-fees-uk

44. PRCBC announcement on high court children ‘s citizenship fee challenge:

announcement_PRCBC

45. PRCBC, Mishcon De Reya, Amnesty UK and Garden Court joint press release on PRCBC high court children’s citizenship fee challenge: 

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/legal-case-launched-high-court-against-uk-government-against-unaffordable-and-profit

https://www.mishcon.com/news/firm_news/launching-a-judicial-review-against-home-office-fees-for-child-registration-for-prcbc

46. Home Office makes almost 100m profit from children registering as British citizens over 5 years, the Independent: 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/home-office-children-register-uk-citizenship-children-profit-sajid-javid-a8430556.html

47. Amnesty UK and PRCBC petition on children’s citizenship fees:

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/home-office-stop-profiteering-childrens-rights

48. Amnesty UK and PRCBC youtube film clip on children’s citizenship fee: 

 

49. Call for children’s citizenship charge to be lowered [West Sussex council]: 

https://www.chichester.co.uk/news/politics/call-for-children-s-citizenship-charge-to-be-lowered-1-8569465

50. Harrow Council criticises child citizenship costs: 

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/16371461.harrow-council-criticises-child-citizenship-costs/

51. Citizenship fee causes school to miss out on pupil premium cash:

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/citizenship-fee-causes-schools-to-miss-out-on-pupil-premium-cash/

52. House of Commons Early Day Motion on children’s citizenship fee and raising awareness and debate: 

https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2017-19/1262

And debate on motion on 4 September 2018:

https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CDP-2018-0196

53. Commentary on British Nationality Bill 1981 parliamentary debates relating to citizenship fees, August 2018 (written by Steve Valdez-Symonds)

Commentary_ Hansard BNA 1981 _registration_Aug 2018

54. Legal opinion on good character requirement for registration of children and young people as British citizens, September 2018 (written by Ronan Toal)

Legal opinion – good character RT for public